Apr 27, 2017 - Sale 2444

Sale 2444 - Lot 367

Price Realized: $ 4,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
(PERU.) [Xerez, Francisco de]. Libro primo de la conquista del Peru & provincia del Cuzco. Woodcut arms on title page. [124] pages including colophon leaf. Small 4to, early vellum-covered boards, minor wear and soiling; rehinged, early inscription erased from title page, intermittent dampstaining; later bookplate on front pastedown. Venice: Stephano de Sabbio, 1535

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first italian edition, translated by Dominico de Gaztelu just a year after the Spanish first edition. One of the most important records of the conquest of Peru, written by Pizarro's secretary by his request. After breaking his leg, Xerez brought his manuscript back to Spain along with a shipment of gold. Church 73; European Americana 535/21; Harrisse 200; JCB I:119; Medina BHA 95n; Sabin 105721.